This summer our “mini” road trip took us to the Smoky Mountains and Myrtle Beach – we had never been to either. Our first stop on our two week road trip was in Greenville, SC to Paris Mountain State Park. We have a good friend that lives in Greenville and it looks like a really nice place to visit so we thought we would break up the drive from here to the Smoky Mountains by stopping halfway in Greenville.
We choose Paris Mountain State Park as our base camp for two nights in the Greenville area and we were very pleased with our choice. It was about 15 to 20 minutes from downtown Greenville so that worked out perfectly for us. It is a beautiful state park and very well maintained. My only side comment about the park is that when you’re driving in (especially with your camper) the road to the campground pretty twisty and steep. The road in and out is a two lane road that at some points there is really not enough room for two cars to go thru especially with a trailer attached to your truck. Other than that the park is amazing. The campground has 39 sites all of which offer water and electric hookups. There is a dump station located in the park and the bathrooms offer hot showers and are well maintained. Our cost was $19 a night to camp here. Can you believe that!?! I almost couldn’t. The two night we were there it rained both nights so we weren’t able to hang out to much at our campsite, but each campsite does have a picnic table and fire ring. We stayed in Site 19 and it was a pull-thru, but in our opinion Site 31 was one of the best sites. It was a large pull-thru site that once your parked your rig in it you really had a nice private space for eating at the picnic table or sitting at the fire pit.
The park offers the following activities: fishing, boating (you can rent canoes/kayaks and pedal boats) there is a very nice playground, open green space to play volleyball or soccer/football, swimming, hiking and biking. We of course visited the playground and did a bit of hiking.
We give this campground a two thumbs up and can’t wait to get back someday.
Here are some pictures from our stay: